What Salustiano Sanchez, Who Lived To Be 112, Can Teach Us About Living A Good, Long, Happy Life

Healthy Living – The Huffington Post
What Salustiano Sanchez, Who Lived To Be 112, Can Teach Us About Living A Good, Long, Happy Life
A banana and a daily dose of six Anacin tablets are what 112-year-old Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez-Blazquez attributed to his (very) long life.

Born June 8, 1901, in village of El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, the father of two and grandfather of many passed away this Friday, Sept. 13, leaving behind some important life lessons, whether he knew it or not.

While certainly a healthy habit, the fruit-eating ritual isn’t the only thing that contributed to Sanchez’s long and happy life. Below, find a few guidelines for living the good life, extracted from the life of this impressive man who lived quite a long one.

Be passionately curious.

The centenarian was fascinated by the dulzaina, a double-reed wind instrument in the oboe family, which he taught himself to play. And he didn’t keep this passion to himself: Shorty shared his love for the instrument and performed at weddings and celebrations in Spain.

Have some humility.

When asked how he felt to earn the title of world’s oldest living man, Sanchez said he didn’t feel accomplished for being older than most. While there are some tried and true tactics for aging gracefully, his perspective on aging may have added candles to his cake. One study found that our attitudes about aging may affect longevity: Dreading the inevitable tick of father time fared worse for long lives.

Find love and hold on to it.

Sanchez, who married his wife, Pearl, in 1934 must have had an inkling that true love is one of the keys to happiness. The Harvard Grant Study, which followed a group of 268 Harvard males for 75 years, revealed that love is really all that matters when if comings to living a meaningful life.

Discover the hobbies that make you light up — and stick with them.

The centenarian made time for fun. According to Guinness World Records, Sanchez found respite in “gardening, crossword puzzles and nightly gin rummy games with friends.” His green thumb may have attributed to his 100+ years: Gardening has been shown to relieve stress, improve depression symptoms and connects people to the earth — which has spiritual rewards.

And even if Sanchez’s card games ever got heated (which, one might imagine they would), the ritual of socializing with his pals most likely contributed to an enriching sense of purpose and well-being.

For more on aging gracefully, click here.

Time Out Tip Of The Day: September 17, 2013
Need a time out? You’re in luck. In honor of Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Month, HuffPost’s GPS for the Soul has teamed up with Bliss spa experts to provide the best tips to take a rejuvenating time out each and every day for the month of September. We want to help you make the next 30 days a time of reflection and renewal. Make sure to check back here every day for your new Time Out Tip, and learn more about Bliss’ new line of Triple Oxygen products by clicking here.

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ScienceDaily: Dieting and Weight Control News
Obese patients trust diet advice from overweight physicians more than normal weight physicians
New study indicates overweight and obese patients trust weight-related counseling from overweight physicians more than normal weight physicians and patients seeing an obese primary care physician were more likely to perceive weight-related stigma.

Physicians less likely to ‘bond’ with overweight patients
In a small study of 39 primary care doctors and 208 of their patients, researchers have found that physicians built much less of an emotional rapport with their overweight and obese patients than with their patients of normal weight.

Vicious cycle: Obesity sustained by changes in brain biochemistry
Scientists have shown that in the brain cells of rats, obesity impedes the production of a hormone that curbs appetite and inspires calorie burning. The root cause appears to be a breakdown in the protein-processing mechanism of the cells. In the lab, the researchers showed they could fix the breakdown with drugs.

Skipping breakfast may increase coronary heart disease risk
A large 16-year study finds men who reported that they skipped breakfast had higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary heart disease. The timing of meals, whether it’s missing a meal in the morning or eating a meal very late at night, may cause adverse metabolic effects that lead to coronary heart disease. Even after accounting for modest differences in diet, physical activity, smoking and other lifestyle factors, the association between skipping breakfast (or eating very late at night) and coronary heart disease persisted.

Can watching an avatar translate to real-life weight loss?
An estimated two-thirds of all Americans are overweight or obese and many find it difficult to lose weight and keep it off. They’ve tried fad diets, exercise programs, diet pills and other methods but the battle continues. Now, a new study suggests that watching an avatar model weight-loss behavior in a virtual community might help some women shed pounds in the real world.

Good News – The Huffington Post
What Salustiano Sanchez, Who Lived To Be 112, Can Teach Us About Living A Good, Long, Happy Life
A banana and a daily dose of six Anacin tablets are what 112-year-old Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez-Blazquez attributed to his (very) long life.

Born June 8, 1901, in village of El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, the father of two and grandfather of many passed away this Friday, Sept. 13, leaving behind some important life lessons, whether he knew it or not.

While certainly a healthy habit, the fruit-eating ritual isn’t the only thing that contributed to Sanchez’s long and happy life. Below, find a few guidelines for living the good life, extracted from the life of this impressive man who lived quite a long one.

Be passionately curious.

The centenarian was fascinated by the dulzaina, a double-reed wind instrument in the oboe family, which he taught himself to play. And he didn’t keep this passion to himself: Shorty shared his love for the instrument and performed at weddings and celebrations in Spain.

Have some humility.

When asked how he felt to earn the title of world’s oldest living man, Sanchez said he didn’t feel accomplished for being older than most. While there are some tried and true tactics for aging gracefully, his perspective on aging may have added candles to his cake. One study found that our attitudes about aging may affect longevity: Dreading the inevitable tick of father time fared worse for long lives.

Find love and hold on to it.

Sanchez, who married his wife, Pearl, in 1934 must have had an inkling that true love is one of the keys to happiness. The Harvard Grant Study, which followed a group of 268 Harvard males for 75 years, revealed that love is really all that matters when if comings to living a meaningful life.

Discover the hobbies that make you light up — and stick with them.

The centenarian made time for fun. According to Guinness World Records, Sanchez found respite in “gardening, crossword puzzles and nightly gin rummy games with friends.” His green thumb may have attributed to his 100+ years: Gardening has been shown to relieve stress, improve depression symptoms and connects people to the earth — which has spiritual rewards.

And even if Sanchez’s card games ever got heated (which, one might imagine they would), the ritual of socializing with his pals most likely contributed to an enriching sense of purpose and well-being.

For more on aging gracefully, click here.

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Time Out Tip Of The Day: September 17, 2013
Need a time out? You’re in luck. In honor of Bliss’ Triple Oxygen Month, HuffPost’s GPS for the Soul has teamed up with Bliss spa experts to provide the best tips to take a rejuvenating time out each and every day for the month of September. We want to help you make the next 30 days a time of reflection and renewal. Make sure to check back here every day for your new Time Out Tip, and learn more about Bliss’ new line of Triple Oxygen products by clicking here.

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Green – The Huffington Post
What Salustiano Sanchez, Who Lived To Be 112, Can Teach Us About Living A Good, Long, Happy Life
A banana and a daily dose of six Anacin tablets are what 112-year-old Salustiano “Shorty” Sanchez-Blazquez attributed to his (very) long life.

Born June 8, 1901, in village of El Tejado de Bejar, Spain, the father of two and grandfather of many passed away this Friday, Sept. 13, leaving behind some important life lessons, whether he knew it or not.

While certainly a healthy habit, the fruit-eating ritual isn’t the only thing that contributed to Sanchez’s long and happy life. Below, find a few guidelines for living the good life, extracted from the life of this impressive man who lived quite a long one.

Be passionately curious.

The centenarian was fascinated by the dulzaina, a double-reed wind instrument in the oboe family, which he taught himself to play. And he didn’t keep this passion to himself: Shorty shared his love for the instrument and performed at weddings and celebrations in Spain.

Have some humility.

When asked how he felt to earn the title of world’s oldest living man, Sanchez said he didn’t feel accomplished for being older than most. While there are some tried and true tactics for aging gracefully, his perspective on aging may have added candles to his cake. One study found that our attitudes about aging may affect longevity: Dreading the inevitable tick of father time fared worse for long lives.

Find love and hold on to it.

Sanchez, who married his wife, Pearl, in 1934 must have had an inkling that true love is one of the keys to happiness. The Harvard Grant Study, which followed a group of 268 Harvard males for 75 years, revealed that love is really all that matters when if comings to living a meaningful life.

Discover the hobbies that make you light up — and stick with them.

The centenarian made time for fun. According to Guinness World Records, Sanchez found respite in “gardening, crossword puzzles and nightly gin rummy games with friends.” His green thumb may have attributed to his 100+ years: Gardening has been shown to relieve stress, improve depression symptoms and connects people to the earth — which has spiritual rewards.

And even if Sanchez’s card games ever got heated (which, one might imagine they would), the ritual of socializing with his pals most likely contributed to an enriching sense of purpose and well-being.

For more on aging gracefully, click here.

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